MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers at Canyon Hills Friends Church

Mothers of Preschoolers

What Is MOPS?

MOPS International is a globally chartered organization that exists to encourage, equip, and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother, and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.

MOPS stands for “mothers of preschoolers” – but don’t let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. Whether you’re urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, special-needs, single, or married, MOPS is for you!

MOPS Groups

MOPS groups are communities that strive to meet the needs of every mom with children from birth through kindergarten with the goal of creating a place where all moms feel welcomed and loved. These groups are a great place to make new and lasting friendships with other women who desire to bless the Lord by raising Christ-centered children.

Learn More

To learn more about MOPS at Canyon Hills, please contact us at the emails below (please include all three emails to ensure we answer you in a timely manner).

Current Session

The Fall 2020 MOPS at Canyon Hills Friends Church begins on Thursday, September 10, 2020 and will meet virtually every other Thursday night at 8:00 PM through Thursday, November 5. Even though meeting in person is still not yet possible, we are committed to supporting and connecting with our fellow moms during this unpredictable time.

  • Thursday, September 10 – Decide to Rise
  • Thursday, September 24 – Anxiety
  • Thursday, October 8 – Marriage during Quarantine
  • Thursday, October 22 – Creating a Peaceful Home
  • Thursday, November 5 – Mom Night Out Event at Canyon Hills Friend Church

Fall 2020 Registration

No Childcare Provided
Due to a virtual format this session, no childcare will be provided during the Fall 2020 session of MOPS at Canyon Hills.

Principles

Our MOPS program is built on several foundational principles:

  • Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
  • Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
  • Practical Instruction: Teaching focuses on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.
  • Leadership Development: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.

Activities

Principles are realized through different aspects of the MOPS group:

  • Discussion: The intimate and accepting atmosphere of a small group offers moms a chance to share their successes, failures, questions, and concerns. It is during these times that a mom realizes that she is not alone, and lifelong friendships are formed.
  • Teaching: Topics presented at MOPS meetings celebrate motherhood and meet a mom’s unique needs during this season of life.
  • Creative Activities: Through creative projects and presentations, women are encouraged to experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things.
  • MOPS KIDS: During MOPS meetings, children are cared for in a program called MOPS KIDS, where they experience love in a preschool-like setting.